Five-year experience of first-episode nonaffective psychosis in open-dialogue approach: Treatment principles, follow-up outcomes, and two case studies

  title={Five-year experience of first-episode nonaffective psychosis in open-dialogue approach: Treatment principles, follow-up outcomes, and two case studies},
  author={Jaakko Seikkula and Jukka Aaltonen and B Alakare and Kauko Haarakangas and Jyrki Ker{\"a}nen and Klaus Lehtinen},
  journal={Psychotherapy Research},
  pages={214 - 228}
Abstract The open dialogue (OD) family and network approach aims at treating psychotic patients in their homes. The treatment involves the patient's social network and starts within 24 hr after contact. Responsibility for the entire treatment process rests with the same team in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The general aim is to generate dialogue with the family to construct words for the experiences that occur when psychotic symptoms exist. In the Finnish Western Lapland a historical… 

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